Meleva Thorn & Sienna Curnow, Jakarta – Indonesian journalists are waging a war on fake news through a collaborative fact-checking network involving nearly all major media organizat
Fake News & Black Campaigns
January 16, 2021
December 22, 2020
Ariel Bogle and Albert Zhang – On Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, a network of accounts is targeting the West Papua independence movement with memes and messages designed to shape inte
December 7, 2020
Jakarta – An expert has expressed his concerns over public resistance to a future COVID-19 immunization program caused by hoaxes surrounding the vaccines being developed.
October 22, 2020
A peaceful call to action in Bali protesting Indonesia's controversial new jobs creation law appears to have been hijacked by unknown parties calling for widespread violence, with polic
October 16, 2020
Jakarta – The Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) has expressed dismay over Communication and Technology Minister Johnny G.
Thou shalt not take with a pinch of salt anything your government says was essentially the message given by Indonesia's Communications and Information Technology (Kominfo) Minister John
October 15, 2020
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Press Legal Aid Institute (LBH Pers) Director Ade Wahyudi on Thursday criticized the statement made by the Communication and Informatics Minister (Menkominfo)
September 16, 2020
Jakarta – The Purworejo District Court in Central Java has sentenced a couple who earlier this year declared themselves the king and queen of the so-called Keraton Agung Sejagat (World
August 19, 2020
Jakarta – The Medan Police in North Sumatra arrested 45-year-old Joniar Nainggolan and 41-year-old Benni Eduward Hasibuan for allegedly spreading a hoax after the two published a video
August 18, 2020
The brand new IDR75K (US$5) bill was only released yesterday, but it has already become the subject of a racial controversy online.
August 12, 2020
Jakarta – The Bali Police have named musician I Gede Ari Astina, better known as Jerinx, a suspect for defaming the Indonesian Medical Association (IDI).
May 27, 2020
Sophie Raynor – During the coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest concerns for health officials has been the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 – especially via social media sit
April 16, 2020
Remember Ningsih Tinampi, the self-proclaimed supernatural healer who went viral last year for victim-blaming a spirit?
April 15, 2020
Say it with us: social media influencers are not the authority on COVID-19 no matter how many millions of followers they have.
April 11, 2020
Jakarta – The police have arrested people accused of spreading fake news about the coronavirus. Hoaxes might be a reaction to the lack of transparency from the government.
March 27, 2020
Indonesian officials have warned citizens not to eat up a clearly fake viral video of a magical talking newborn baby who suggested that eating boiled eggs can help the body resist the
March 24, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police tackled 41 cases of hoaxes on COVID-19 spread through social media and will continue to conduct cyber patrolling, spokesman of the Indonesian Po
March 20, 2020
Jakarta – The National Police have named 30 individuals across the country by Thursday as suspects for allegedly spreading false information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 10, 2020
Jakarta – Six Indonesians have been arrested for allegedly spreading misinformation online about the deadly coronavirus, police said Tuesday, as the Southeast Asian nation's confirmed
March 3, 2020
Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – Communication and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said that the ministry had found 148 hoaxes related to the COVID-19 spread as of Monday.
February 28, 2020
While debate continues between the Indonesian Ministry of Health and researchers in Indonesia and internationally on Indonesia's capacity to detect and identify coronavirus infections,
February 25, 2020
Riza Roidila Mufti, Jakarta – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has cautioned city residents over a widely shared link to Google Maps purporting to show flooded areas in J
February 4, 2020
Jakarta – Following the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China, hoaxes and conspiracy theories about the novel virus have widely spread online over the past two weeks.
February 3, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian government has decided to wage a war against misinformation about China's deadly coronavirus on social media, as dozens of hoaxes about the new virus have been
January 8, 2020
Tom Allard and Jack Stubbs, Jakarta/London – As Indonesia celebrated its National Heroes' Day last year, official military social media accounts lavished praise on Corporal Yunanto Nug